My husband and I were lucky enough to get away for 4 glorious days to celebrate his 30th birthday. His vacation spot of choice: Las Vegas. The man loves his craps (so does his lady).
Anyone who has kids probably knows that there is no need for me to preface this by saying “Of course we missed the kids” (because that’s a given), so I’m just going to skip right to… we had so much fun! I adored sleeping in, sitting on the couch as long as I wanted, lounging poolside without having to chase after my ever-wandering daughter, and enjoying my husband without 500 “Mama! Mama!…” interruptions.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2013, source | Jason Wu Spring 2013, source
One of the most wearable trends that popped up on spring 2013 runways was the bold use of black and white. It was usually seen in thick stripes, but it was also used to create graphic patterns like the Jason Wu design above.
Truthfully, I’m not a huge fan of black and white. I feel like a pop of color is always necessary (for me, anyway), and for some reason I’ve always hated black and white stripes, so that was definitely not going to happen.
Lace garments and insets were a big trend on the spring runways, seen in shows like Carolina Herrera and Jason Wu. It makes sense; the romanticism and femininity that lace evokes is the perfect accompaniment to the budding spring season where hemlines rise and bare shoulders reappear.
I’ve always loved dressing my little girl, but lately I’ve really gotten into it.
I’v been making some impulse buys here and there (something I rarely do) and mixing more expensive pieces with bargain pieces, creating some super cute outfits. And when I say “expensive,” I mean $16 from Old Navy… yeah, we’re getting crazy over here.
A couple of months ago, I was putting together my “6 Valentine’s Day Dresses under $30” post, and came across this adorable little mint dress with black peter pan collar – it was love at first site. I bought the dress, but already had something to wear for Valentine’s Day, so I stuck it in my closet for a special occasion.
I was recently browsing through Madewell’s newest spring line and came across these adorable printed floral jeans. I thought to myself, “those are cute, I wish I had them.” Then it suddenly dawned on me that, duh, I do have floral printed jeans that I bought at Target about 6 months ago. Hooray!
With spring nearly here, I’ve got my eye on all the seasonal trends popping up in stores and inspired by the runways. Have no worries, I will bringing them to you over the next few weeks. But to ease you in, I thought I would offer up a simple styling trend for spring: The half-tuck.
Last week, I wrote about how I’m slowly transitioning my winter wardrobe into spring. One of my favorite tricks is pairing a spring dress with a chunky knit on days when the sun is hiding behind the clouds. Last week, for good measure, I also threw in my cowboy boots – because, hey, why not?
I had just picked this dress up on clearance at Old Navy for $15 and was itching to wear it; but it was cold this particular morning. No problem. I had this oversized cardigan that I bought at Target probably 2 years ago. Had the day warmed up, I could have ditched the sweater and still looked appropriate.
As we slowly make our way toward spring (which officially begins March 20), I am prepping my wardrobe and creating transitional outfits. Here in Southern California, we are already having random 80 degree days followed up by 60 degree days, so having a versatile wardrobe is a necessity.
Last week, I found this lightweight, double-breasted cardigan from the DownEast Basics spring line with slouchy pockets, and I think it’s the perfect piece for the seasonal change. The bright coral color reminds me of spring, but it still keeps me warm in the cooler weather.